Archive for October, 2015

This Week


* Civil War Day was a huge success.  Ask your child about this day! *Bring in canned food items all week for the canned/boxed food drive.  Help out others in need.   *Reading: We are working on finding the theme of books.  Ask your child about the theme of the books Pink and Say (Civil […]

Field Trip to Atlanta


Make sure you have checked your child’s Thursday folder info for the Atlanta field trip permission slip and cost.  Permission and money are due in March, so you have time to save up money.

Hester’s Homeroom Parents Only


Next week is our week for parents to volunteer in the Media Center.  Volunteer and you are entered in monthly drawing to win a Publix gift card!  Any small amount of time 7:15-3 pm is appreciated! Please click on the Sign-Up Genius link to sign up for a time.

Next week reminders


-Red Ribbon Week (see the red paper in your child’s Thursday folder for the daily celebrations) -Canned Food Drive (This is a wonderful time to think of others.  It’s a powerful lesson for a child to use a few dollars of his/her allowance money to purchase canned or boxed food items for a family in […]

ELA & Social Studies


Reading & Writing: In reading class, we are wrapping up our unit on main idea and supporting details.  The 5th grade level for this skill is the ability to find multiple main ideas in texts and explain HOW each detail supports the main idea.  We tie writing into this, by having the students write a […]

Georgia Parent Survey


Parents, Please complete the Georgia Parent Survey for School Climate by clicking on the link below. It’s pretty quick and can be done on a smartphone or tablet. Thank you!!!! Georgia Parent Survey:

Math and Science — week of conferences


Math: We are continuing our study of decimals with division. Students are learning how to divide a decimal by a whole number, a decimal by a decimal and a whole number by a decimal. See the anchor chart below for some of the tips and strategies we will discussing this week. We take multiplication tests […]

Big Shanty STEM Night


Big Shanty STEM Night is Tuesday, October 27th @ 6:00 – 7:30   The science fun includes: Hands-on STEM activities STEM / Going Green scarecrows will be displayed in the front of the school! Cane’s Penny Cardboard Arcade – Bring pennies and play! Proceeds will be donated to our STEM Lab!     HOPE TO […]

STEM night/Caine’s Arcade


STEM night (Science Technology Engineering Math) will be Tuesday, October 27th.  As of now, I believe the times are 6:00 pm-7:30 pm.  Our 5th graders are using their engineering creativity to collaboratively work in small groups to create a cardboard arcade game educationally related.  Building days are Thursday, Oct. 8- Monday, Oct. 12- & Tuesday, […]

Sign-Up for Conference Week HERE


Parent-Teacher Conference Week is coming October 19-23!!!  Sign-Up NOW!! IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT CONFERENCE WEEK!!!!!!!!! This year, we are trying something new!!  We are using Sign-Up Genius to schedule conferences.  We hope this will make it easier for you to schedule a conference time by allowing YOU some choice in   We have posted the link to […]

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